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ARTIST STATEMENT

Jennifer Bechem

I paint the vibe, the music, and the moment.

As an abstract expressionist I employ an intuitive algorithm so colors carry the weight of their subject. I like to say, “Each painting is a postcard from a spirit guide.” 

I love painting in public - cafes, parks, and happy hours - because people just start talking to me and it’s exhilarating. They share their stories and develop curiosities, providing a link between me, my art, and the sense of community that I thrive on. My artwork is most thrilling to me when it connects me to someone who speaks a different language or resides in a different culture, because although we may not share the words to say it, we acquire hope and magnanimity when we experience commonalities.

As a painter, I love wearable art, and that's what Bespoke Tie Dye is. I've found that TIE DYE yields a smile from humanity and canines; so I make and wear a lot of it. In general, Tie Dye doles out high-five vibes with out the physical contact (and in these Covid-times that's something to celebrate).


I thank you for taking a scroll through the Color Chronicles I paint and wear.